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Jeju island: Rocks, Wind and Haenyo

Jeju island: Rocks, Wind and Haenyo

Jeju City: Jeju-do, Korea’s largest island, has long been the country’s favorite domestic holiday destination thanks to its beautiful beaches, lush countryside, and seaside hotels designed for rest and relaxation. Also thanks to caves, museums, markets and amazing food, the island is full of tourists. It is well known for its natural wonders, including waterfalls, […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ clinches best screenplay at Oscars

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ clinches best screenplay at Oscars

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational family satire “Parasite” has won best original screenplay at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first Korean-made film ever to clinch an Oscar. At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (U.S. local time), South Korea’s “Parasite” co-written by Bong and Han Jin-won was named […]

‘Parasite’ has collected 55 awards at 57 film festivals

‘Parasite’ has collected 55 awards at 57 film festivals

  Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational black comedy “Parasite,” nominated in six categories, including best picture, at the upcoming Oscars, has been invited to 57 film festivals and award events across the world, and collected 55 trophies, its production company CJ ENM said Friday. In May last year, the film about class division through two extreme […]

First pictures of Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Hanoi Circuit Pit Building released

First pictures of Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Hanoi Circuit Pit Building released

  Hanoi: The Vietnam Grand Prix  first images of its newly completed pit and paddock complex were released today. Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), Promoter of the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, has confirmed that the Hanoi Circuit Pit Building has been completed, The images showcase the finalized, 300m long Pit Building – purpose built […]

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said he is a fan of the online streaming platform, Netflix, as there is more Indonesian content in the list of entertainment choices. “I am a fan of Netflix. I am glad to see there is more and more Indonesian content on Netflix,” he said during […]

Gulf countries welcome 2020 with extravagance and color

Gulf countries welcome 2020 with extravagance and color

By Habib Toumi Dubai: Gulf countries welcomed the New Year with extravagant light and firework displays and spectacular shows that lit up the skies and brought joy to millions of locals and expatriates. In the United Arab Emirates, 28 locations around the famed city of Dubai came alive with fireworks and light shows. The epicenter […]

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Seoul: South Korea welcomed the new year with traditional bell-ringing ceremonies in Seoul and other cities nationwide at midnight Tuesday. The most attention-grabbing bell-ringing ceremony took place at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, central Seoul, as several prominent celebrities rang the bell 33 times amid cheers from tens of thousands of citizens gathered to celebrate the […]

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Seoul: Hirari Yamauchi, a 48-year-old Japanese housewife, and her teenage daughter flew to South Korea for a two-day trip this week, solely for a highly anticipated visit to a pop-up store themed around K-pop boy band BTS currently open in Seoul. The mother and daughter discovered BTS a year ago and have since been avid […]

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

Seoul: K-pop boy band BTS created an economic effect worth 1 trillion won (US$860.7 million) with its latest three concerts in Seoul, an academic report showed Monday. The septet finished off its latest world tour, “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” with the final leg in Seoul where three evening concerts at Olympic Stadium on Oct. 26, […]

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